The official website for the television anime of Taku Kuwabara's Drifting Dragons (Ktei Dragons) manga began streaming a video on Friday that reveals the series will premiere on Fuji TV's [+Ultra] programming block on January 8 at 24:55 (effectively January 9 at 12:55 a.m.). The anime will also air on Kansai TV, Tokai TV, TV Nishinippon, Hokkaido Bunka Hoso, and BS Fuji. The show will stream exclusively on Netflix, and the entire series will begin streaming on January 9.
The video shows Mika making a "Dragon Tail Steak Sandwich" and celebrates "Good Meat Day" in Japan. The numbers in the date "November 29" can be pronounced the same as "good meat" in Japanese.
The cast also includes:
Junichi Suwabe as Gibbs
Tomokazu Seki as Crocco
Takahiro Sakurai as Niko
Kousuke Toriumi as Berko
Rie Kugimiya as Capella
Kentar Kumagai as Gaga
Makoto Furukawa as Faye
Takashi Matsuyama as Badakin
Shunsuke Takeuchi as Oken
Yto Uemura as Soraya
Chinatsu Akasaki as Mayne
Junya Enoki as Hiro
Kazuhiko Inoue as Yoshi
Hiroo Sasaki as Lee
Tadahiro Yoshihira is directing the anime at Polygon Pictures, and Makoto Uezu is both writing and overseeing the series scripts. Yoshikazu Iwanami is the sound director.
Four-member female rock band Red Park (Akai Ken) is performing the ending theme song "Zettai Reido" (Absolute Zero).
Kodansha Comics began releasing the series digitally in December 2017, and released the third volume digitally in March 2018. The company describes the series:
The draking vessel Quin Zaza soars through the skies, hunting dragons that hide in the clouds. A single big catch means full coffers and all the meat they can eat, while failure means an empty wallet and an even emptier stomach. Join us as we log the crew's grand adventures, chasing dreams of the sky, dragons, and gourmet cooking!
Kodansha Comics announced on Wednesday that it will begin releasing the manga in print this holiday season.
Kuwabara launched the manga in Kodansha's Good! Afternoon magazine in June 2016, and Kodansha published the manga's sixth compiled volume will ship on May 7.
A serialized novel in the franchise debuted in the Da Vinci magazine on May 6. The novel focuses on Vanabelle and other original female characters. Kuwabara is drawing illustrations for the novel.